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(01-19-2018 09:08 PM)RoanokeMonarch Wrote:  What happened to the guy that went thru the arena giving out t-shirts? People loved him. Was he sponsored by someone? A business? Can we find out and see if someone would be willing to sponsor him again. He was great.


That’s Cameron Hughes. He’s blown up. Not sure we can afford him anymore. He’s all over the place!

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01-19-2018 09:17 PM
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(01-19-2018 09:17 PM)Big Bluezilla Wrote:  
(01-19-2018 09:08 PM)RoanokeMonarch Wrote:  What happened to the guy that went thru the arena giving out t-shirts? People loved him. Was he sponsored by someone? A business? Can we find out and see if someone would be willing to sponsor him again. He was great.


That’s Cameron Hughes. He’s blown up. Not sure we can afford him anymore. He’s all over the place!

http://cameronhughes.tv


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Oh wow, that's him. Good find BB. Do you know him? Wonder how much he costs? So, he has no relationship with ODU? He sure is high energy!
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(01-19-2018 09:57 PM)RoanokeMonarch Wrote:  
(01-19-2018 09:17 PM)Big Bluezilla Wrote:  
(01-19-2018 09:08 PM)RoanokeMonarch Wrote:  What happened to the guy that went thru the arena giving out t-shirts? People loved him. Was he sponsored by someone? A business? Can we find out and see if someone would be willing to sponsor him again. He was great.


That’s Cameron Hughes. He’s blown up. Not sure we can afford him anymore. He’s all over the place!

http://cameronhughes.tv


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Oh wow, that's him. Good find BB. Do you know him? Wonder how much he costs? So, he has no relationship with ODU? He sure is high energy!


Don’t know him, but have followed him a bit since his appearances at the Ted. No clue on cost, but it seems he’s at an NBA or NHL game routinely. I may have assumed he’s outgrown our pocketbook, but I have no true info. Just assuming and we all know how much that’s worth.


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(01-19-2018 08:49 PM)MonarchManiac Wrote:  Well we can't solve the conference problem. This is a thread to discuss actionable items that the fanbase can accomplish. Please stay on topic.

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In order to find the solution, you must first recognize the problem.
01-20-2018 12:37 AM
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(01-20-2018 12:37 AM)Old Blue Wrote:  
(01-19-2018 08:49 PM)MonarchManiac Wrote:  Well we can't solve the conference problem. This is a thread to discuss actionable items that the fanbase can accomplish. Please stay on topic.

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In order to find the solution, you must first recognize the problem.

I don't believe the problem is Conference. The problem is we have a total lack of student pride in the University and lack of student engagement. Here are a few suggestions !
1) Change ODAF back to BigBlue Club immediately. ECU has the PirateClub.
2) The moment a student has accepted to attend ODU, they become a member of the BiigBlueClub. This becomes the student spirit organizing organization. This is how it is done at other Universities.
3) BigBlue club should sponsor events for students along with the Alumni Association. because they are the future donors.
4) Put students on a points system sort of like a loyalty card. The more they attend functions they get discounts for swag, food, school supplies, priority for events, and even points towards their BBC membership
5) Sponsor challenges for various student organizations during sporting events. They earn promotional items like free food from vendors around campus, etc.
6) Our open houses and admitted student events need to be changed immediately. They are boring, lack energy, do not emphasize school pride.
7) During sporting events there should be no other events on campus during those times. No rush or recruitment events, no social meetings, no club meetings, nothing !
8) ODAF, Alumni Association, and the University(Athletic Dept.) must invest $. If not....their future donors and members will fade away. Because the types of students being admitted today feel entitled and lack a sense of connection to anything because they have been isolated by technology.
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I have a different take, though it's only a thought right now with no idea how to implement.
When you talk about loyalty and pride, people who have the most of it seem to all have one thing in common.... a sense of shared adversity and comradery that comes with it. I'm not sure you can give students freebies and expect them to develop any sense of pride.
The school needs to make the students feel as though they've earned their perks, it's a reward for some shared hardship.
I think a more robust volunteer system on campus, students helping students, would go more to developing pride. They need far more service opportunities than they have now.
Just my humble opinion.

Oh yeah, why not develop a PR campaign that starts at admissions that stresses how difficult it is to be accepted and how elite students are who make the grade. Navy SEALS are proud of their accomplishments because it's hard as hell, not because it's easy.
Maybe the admins could learn something from studying elite organizations and how they indoctrinate their people.
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On 2nd thought ! ODAF should be the Monarch Club ! It was changed to mirror all the other Foundations but that doesn’t mean it can’t change back and be inclusive of those students that support athletics.
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Students that usually attended tons of games throughout their college years are those that get to experience ODU basketball during freshman year; and those that live on campus. We need old die-hard student fans(or monarch maniacs; sophomores) to make friends with these freshman students/roommates or floor level freshman students and let them experience college basketball. Don't make them join monarch maniac at the start, but just take them to a game or two. When their interest grows, they will automatically join the maniacs by themselves or will attend tons of games with his or her friends from time to time.
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Some good ideas so far. I will summarize the actionable ones on Monday and see of we can make anything happen as we continue the thread. Keep em coming.

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01-20-2018 09:07 PM
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Maybe we need to be more assertive in contacting the admin? We need someone here who is well known in the ODAF or ODU office paired with someone like MonGNARch, who became a cheerleader based on school spirit alone. I think a small team like that would do wonders to get in and give off some good ideas. They can also take the ideas we come up with in here and deliver in person.
01-21-2018 05:59 AM
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